Colin Farrell is saying that after years as Hollywood's bad boy, he's ready to live the quiet life.
Which is Hollywood speak for "No one cares about me anymore."
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He says that at the tender age of 22, he came into the Hollywood rock star lifestyle with guns blazing, drinking and womanizing and swearing and fighting. But he admits that the "the trip got a little bit out of hand for me, so I just stepped back."
"All the madness and chaos, and all the people around me got so tiring after a while that I had to find another way."
That other way is a "blissfully quiet" life free of alcohol. And while the actor admits he isn't "monk-like," he has a new appreciation for "solitude that would have terrified me years ago."
His hair is grown out for a recent role in a mermaid movie called Ondine. The film has just wrapped.
Great, now cut that nasty hair off.
Right now he has a movie out called Pride and Glory, which recounts the personal and professional of New York police officers through three generations. He and co-star Ed Norton researched for the role by actually working with real police officers, whom they found "generous with their experiences."
So the Irish wild child has finally settled down, saying, "Five years ago, if I’d looked at the life I live now I would have said, 'God, he’s so boring!'"
He must have read our minds!